Alhambra Theatre & Dining

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining is a dinner theater located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founders Ted Johnson and George Ballis recruited businessman Leon Simon as their primary investor. It was established in 1967 and has been providing live theater performances, accompanied by fine dining, to the local community for over five decades. The theat... read all

Currently On Stage

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Gypsy
August 2024
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The Wedding Singer
October 2024
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A Christmas Story: The Musical
November 2024
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Past Productions

Boeing Boeing
May 2024
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Escape to Margaritaville
April 2024
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Oklahoma!
February 2024
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Million Dollar Quartet
January 2024
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Miracle on 34th Street
November 2023
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The Rocky Horror Show
October 2023
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Legally Blonde
September 2023
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Fiddler on the Roof
August 2023
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Disney's Beauty and the Beast
June 2023
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Jersey Boys
April 2023
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White Christmas
November 2022
Ghost (musical)
September 2022
Grumpy Old Men
August 2022
42nd Street
May 2022
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Rock of Ages
March 2022
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Christmas Carole
November 2021
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Love Letters
January 2020
Elf
November 2019
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Brighton Beach Memoirs
September 2019
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Elf
November 2018
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
June 2018
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Annie
June 2017
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A Christmas Story: The Musical
November 2016
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About Alhambra Theatre & Dining

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining is a dinner theater located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founders Ted Johnson and George Ballis recruited businessman Leon Simon as their primary investor. It was established in 1967 and has been providing live theater performances, accompanied by fine dining, to the local community for over five decades. The theater has a seating capacity of 408 and features a main stage, private lounge area, and a full-service kitchen.

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining produces a variety of plays and musicals, ranging from contemporary works to classics. The theater also offers a pre-show dinner menu featuring a variety of gourmet cuisine options.

In addition to its main stage productions, The Alhambra Theatre & Dining also hosts special events throughout the year, such as holiday shows and benefit concerts. The theater is staffed by a team of professionals, including actors, directors, chefs, and waitstaff.

Due to the adverse impacts of the Late-2000s recession on attendance and costs, the Alhambra Dinner Theatre halted operations on August 31, 2009. Theatre Partners, a consortium of local investors, declared their purchase of the theatre on October 28, 2009.

The investor group proclaimed that the theatre would restart operations on December 1, 2009, featuring Christmas Carole, a long-standing Jacksonville tradition for over two decades. Tod Booth, the previous owner, committed to directing the shows, which were the main draw. The culinary aspect was handed over to DeJuan Roy, a renowned local restaurateur, who decided to innovate by altering the menu for each show and replacing the buffet service with table service. The theatre building underwent a facelift with the introduction of new flooring, fixtures, paint, and table settings.

To mark the rejuvenation of this local theatre landmark, the new owners organized a complimentary outdoor dinner show on November 7, 2009. Chef Medure prepared food on a grill while performers delighted the audience with timeless show tunes. It was also made public that the inaugural show for the 2010 Season would be High School Musical, set to begin on December 30, 2009.

Reviews

Joseph and His Dreamcoat Dazzle at the Alhambra Theatre | JaxPlays Reviews

The [[theatre:Alhambra Theatre & Dining]]’s production of [[production:2024 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat|Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat]] dazzles with its vibrant retelling of the classic Biblical story of Joseph, favored for his prophetic gifts and his radiant coat. Betrayed by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery, Joseph endures trials in Egypt, rising from despair to triumph through his extraordinary ability to interpret dreams. This vibrant production, with its eclectic musical styles, stunning choreography and brilliant costumes, beautifully captures the themes of forgiveness and redemption. read more

Non-Stop Laughter on the Flight Path for 'Boeing Boeing' at Alhambra Theatre & Dining | JaxPlays Reviews

Boeing Boeing at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, is a high-flying farce that catapults audiences into the comedic chaos of Bernard, a smooth-talking and insanely chauvinistic bachelor juggling three fiancées — all flight attendants on different airlines. The unexpected arrival of his school friend, Robert, coincides with the airlines introducing newer, faster jets, disrupting the stewardesses’ flight plans and unraveling Bernard’s meticulously scheduled life in a delightful turbulence of confusion and comedy. read more

Island Vibes Take the Stage in The Alhambra's 'Escape to Margaritaville' | JaxPlays Reviews

In the world of musical theatre, it’s rare to find a production that invites its audience to simply sit back, relax, and enjoy a good laugh and a few drinks while being serenaded by the sounds of the ocean. The Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s latest offering, Escape to Margaritaville, does just that, enveloping its audience in a tropical paradise from the moment they step into the venue. Escape to Margaritaville is a musical getaway, woven with the iconic tunes of Jimmy Buffett, that transports its audience to a tropical paradise where the party never ends. read more

From the Heartland to the Stage: 'Oklahoma!' Shines Anew at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining | JaxPlays Reviews

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s latest production of Oklahoma! injects refreshing vibrancy into the beloved classic. Under the bright lights of this intimate venue, the cast and crew reinvigorate the timeless tale with a blend of passionate performances, awe-inspiring musical direction and exhilarating choreography that makes the audience want to jump out of their seats. read more

A Roof-Raising Performance: Alhambra Theatre & Dining's 'Fiddler on the Roof' | JaxPlays Reviews

Any review of a show at The Alhambra Theatre & Dining must begin with a review of the food, because every dining experience is expertly paired to the production, and Fiddler on the Roof is no exception. The dining experience at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining’s production of Fiddler on the Roof sets the stage for a delightful evening. The lentil and vegetable soup comforts you with its warmth and richness, while the salad offers a refreshing contrast, being cool, bright, and tangy. read more